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Examples of symposium in a Sentence
Professors and graduate students attended the symposium.
recently attended a daylong symposium on new methods of chromatography
Recent Examples of symposium from the Web
David Trotter travels the state of Michigan doing presentations and symposiums about his shipwreck hunting career.
But that didn’t stop Christie from traveling to Indiana Monday to address the attorney general’s eighth annual prescription drug symposium.
Now, a group of these independent schools are planning their first national symposium to improve their image and plot a future course.
One of the of three men who was later charged with being an unregistered agent of a foreign power had met Mr. Page at an energy symposium, and was recorded describing him as having dreams of lucrative deals.
This was how the late crank Richard John Neuhaus could host a symposium in First Things in which armed sedition was given a theological plausibility.
In 2013, first lady Michelle Obama praised Weinstein for his involvement in a student film symposium at the White House.
Sheila Williams loves watching the news, and a local segment had caught her attention: Law enforcement and other officials would soon gather for a symposium on cold cases.
Down the street, Memorial Hall presented a symposium by FotoFocus, the Ensemble Theater held pop-up performances and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's new theater was open to the public.
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Did You Know?
It was drinking more than thinking that drew people to the original symposia and that gave us the word symposium. The ancient Greeks would often follow a banquet with a drinking party they called a "symposion." That name came from "sympinein," a verb that combines pinein, meaning "to drink," with the prefix syn-, meaning "together." Originally, English speakers only used "symposium" to refer to such an ancient Greek party, but in the 18th century British gentlemen's clubs started using the word for gatherings in which intellectual conversation was fueled by drinking. By the 19th century, "symposium" had gained the more sober sense we know today, describing meetings in which the focus is more on the exchange of ideas and less on imbibing.
Synonymscolloquy, conference, council, panel, panel discussion, parley, powwow, round-robin, roundtable, seminar, forum
Related Wordscolloquium; caucus, town meeting; assembly, conclave, congregation, congress, consistory, convention, convocation, synod; debate, deliberation; brainstorming; chat room, newsgroup
SYMPOSIUM Defined for English Language Learners
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